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Mayor Nels Anderson

Mayor Nels Anderson was elected to the office of Mayor in October 2017.His term ends in October 2020. His prior service to the City of Soldotna was as Mayor 2013 through 2015 and as a Council Member from 2009 through 2012.


 

   

Council Member Paul Whitney, Seat A

Council Member Whitney was appointed in October 2013 to serve until the next regular election. He was elected in October 2014 to serve a one-year term ending in October 2015. In 2015 and 2018 he was re-elected to serve three year terms with his current term ending in 2021.

   
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Council Member Tyson Cox, Seat B

Council Member Cox was elected to a three year term in 2017. His term ends in October 2020. Prior to 2017 Council Member Cox was elected to a partial one-year term in 2016.

   
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Jordan Chilson, Seat C

Council Member Chilson was elected to a three-year term in 2018. Prior to joining Soldotna City Council, he held appointed seats on the Soldotna Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition to his work with the city, he also serves on the board of directors for Tsalteshi Trails Association.

Chilson is a lifelong Alaskan and Soldotna High School graduate. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration – Management Information Systems degree through the University of Alaska Southeast and is currently working through a graduate program in Public Administration – Municipal Governance.

Chilson is employed as a network administrator for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Information Services Department and has been with the organization since 2011. He has also worked intermittently as a private IT consultant.

   
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Council Member Tim Cashman, Seat D

Council Member Cashman was appointed to Council Seat F in November 2015, to serve until the next regular election. In October 2016 he was elected to Council Seat D. His term ends in October of 2019.

   
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Council Member Lisa Parker, Seat E

Council Member Parker was elected to Seat E in 2016. Her term ends in October of 2019.

   
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Council Member Justin Ruffridge, Seat F

Council Member Ruffridge was appointed to Seat F in 2018 to serve until the next regular election. In 2018 he was elected to Council Seat F to serve a two-year term. His term ends in October of 2020.